Fact-Checking Policy

At ModernGhana, we are particularly concerned about words, headlines, and URLs which are core to our work as a credible media organisation. Writers at ModernGhana must always verify the information they gather from sources to tell the real story.

Identifying and being sure about information such as names, titles, locations, factual statements, and accounts related to the content is compulsory for all. Writers do their own fact-checking using their own judgment and information in line with our editorial policy.

ModernGhana is always willing to and will use fact-checkers both online and within the editorial team in certain circumstances. We are non-partisanship, transparency of sources, transparency of funding, and open to reasonable criticism and corrections in our organization. We are continuous about our work making sure that information with all related parties is checked before publishing it.

Anytime we receive a claim in connection with fact-checking on our website, we first contact the source of the claim for further explanation that may include other supporting information that is relevant to the subject.

We additionally contact individuals and organizations who would have more information about or have relevant experience on the subject at hand, while also researching relevant literature (news articles, scientific and medical journal articles, books, interview transcripts, statistical sources) that is related to the topic.

We use unbiased information and data sources that are commonly available. We, as much as possible alert our readers that information and data from sources, such as political advocacy organizations and sided parties, should be evaluated considerately.

Other members of the editorial staff may contribute additional information and make changes to the writers’ work [depending upon the nature and complexity of the topic]. The final product will pass through the hands of our editors will scrutinise the work in line with our editorial considerations. In the end, any work that falls below our standards, one or more editors will subject the work to further revision and review before being released for publication.